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21 Restaurants Where You Can Get Free Food

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Kate MurphyGuest Blogger
November 18, 2016 · 6.3k Views

If you read the DealsPlus blog regularly, chances are you seek tips and tricks on how to save money and curb your spending habits. There are many ways to cut back on your daily expenses. But one thing is for sure, you've gotta eat. We have some good news. Many restaurants and fast-food joints offer free food for signing up for emails, becoming a club member, or downloading their app. Here is a list of 21 places where you can score free food and money-saving deals.

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21 Restaurants That Offer Free Food When You Sign Up

krispy kreme logo

Download the app and join Krispy Kreme Awards and get a free doughnut. As a member, you can earn points towards additional free doughnuts and beverages, and enjoy a free gift on your birthday!


sbarro logo

Enjoy a slice on the house when you sign up for Sbarro’s Slice Society Email Club. Member benefits include exclusive coupons and a birthday surprise!


ihop logo

By joining IHop’s pancake revolution, you are guaranteed three free meals – a free stack of pancakes just for signing up, free pancakes on your anniversary of joining, and free pancakes on your birthday!


baskin robbins logo

Download the Baskin Robbins mobile app and enjoy a free regular scoop of ice cream. Users get to look forward to coupons and special offers.


dunkin' donuts logo

Enroll in Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks Rewards Program and get a free beverage right off the bat, then on your birthday, and with every 200 points earned.


dairy queen logo

Join Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Fan Club and get a buy one, get one free Blizzard Treat coupon for signing up, along with a special coupon on your birthday and surprise on your anniversary of joining.


chili's logo

By registering with the popular Mexican restaurant chain’s My Chili’s Rewards program, you automatically get 60 points toward FREE food and a complimentary dessert on you birthday.


a&w logo

Did you know that your favorite frothy beverage from childhood is also a restaurant chain serving up classic American fare? Sign up for the A&W Mug Club and you can look forward to a free A&W Root Beer Float on you birthday.


burger king logo

Sign up for the BK App and take advantage of offers like the BOGO Whopper and other money-saving deals.


mcdonald's logo

Download the leading fast-food chain’s McDonald’s App and score free hash browns, a free McCafé beverage for every 5 you buy, and deals like $1 off a large fry and $2 off a 10 piece Chicken McNuggets.


california pizza kitchen logo

Sign up for California Pizza Kitchen’s Pizza Dough Rewards and enjoy a free small plate for joining. Members look forward to more great benefits in the future.


benihana logo

By joining The Chef’s Table at Benihana, you will receive a complimentary $30 gift certificate to be used during your birthday month and additional special offers.


corner bakery cafe logo

Enjoy a welcome treat from Corner Bakery when you sign up to receive emails from the Corner Baker eCafe.


del taco

Join Del Taco’s Raving Fan eClub and receive a free meal of two grilled chicken tacos.


denny's logo

Treat yourself to a free Original Grand Slam meal at Denny’s just by showing your ID on your birthday.



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panera bread logo

This artisanal fast-food restaurant chain offers a free pastry for joining its MyPanera program.


red lobster logo

Sign up to be a member of Red Lobster’s Fresh Catch Club and get a free appetizer or desert. Members can look forward to more great deals down the road.


ruby tuesday logo

Join the So Connected e-club at Ruby Tuesday and enjoy a free appetizer with your meal. Additionally, you can get one free kid’s entrée with one adult entrée after 5 pm every Tuesday night.


tgi friday's logo

Members of Fridays Rewards Loyalty Program at TGI Fridays get free chips and salsa with every visit and will enjoy additional freebies and special deals.


waffle house logo

Sign up for membership to Waffle House’s Regulars Club and be gifted with free waffles on your birthday along with coupons.



This Mexican restaurant chain offers a free order of chips and salsa or regular drink for becoming a member of its Qdoba Rewards program. You will also get a freebie on your birthday and a free entrée every time you earn 1,000 points.


Whether you are a mom just trying to feed her kids on the way home from soccer practice or a single city dweller who is always on the go, free and easy food is cause for excitement. And as you can see, many of our favorite restaurants are more than happy to give out tasty rewards to their loyal customers.




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Kate Murphy is a native of Pennsylvania. After receiving a degree in art history, she moved to New York City to test the waters. She enjoys writing about art, culture, fashion, design, and travel. In addition to writing, Kate works with artists, leads, street art tours, and moonlights as an illustrator.